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A detailed peek into why wine barrels are such an integral part of modern winemaking. Learn about the different kinds of barrels that are used and how they affect wine.

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Amazing White Rioja Wines

Posted to Learn About Wine on August 22nd.

if you’re interested in knowing what a serious white wine is all about, look no further, this is your gem.

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So much of our understanding of flavor in wine comes from a focus on grapes, but there is another major ingredient involved in winemaking that greatly affects the flavor. Yeast.

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Brunello di Montalcino is a wine made with 100% Sangiovese with Italy’s highest DOCG classification. This is the Sangiovese that most wine critics cite to be the best in all of…

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Here are 12 facts about Cabernet Sauvignon that might surprise you.

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A Primer to Bordeaux Wine

Posted to Learn About Wine on August 5th.

Bordeaux (“Bore-doe”) refers to a wine from Bordeaux, France. Over 90% of Bordeaux wines are red wines made with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. This article will introduce you to Bordeaux wine including tasting notes, food pairing suggestions, and key details to know.

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The term Selection Massale or Massal Selection refers to the “old way” of propagating vineyards. The technique is being brought back into use because of its potentially profound benefits for high quality wine. This advanced article discusses a potential future in viticulture

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Learn the fundamentals behind food and wine pairing to create your own great pairings. This guide will show you the steps and what to look for in your recipe to find the perfect wine.

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A story about an unlikely hero (a plant pathologist) who saved California’s heritage vines from being wiped out.

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For Syrah lovers, here is an introduction to 8 lessor-known varieties that you should know about. Not only will you enjoy these wines, but you’ll also find that many of them are surprisingly affordable. Happy tasting!

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